line officer


a military or naval officer serving with combatant units or warships, as distinguished from a staff officer, supply officer, etc.

Nearby words

  1. line of position,
  2. line of scrimmage,
  3. line of sight,
  4. line of site,
  5. line of vision,
  6. line one's pockets,
  7. line printer,
  8. line segment,
  9. line space,
  10. line spectrum

Origin of line officer

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019